Chef Gene Gonzales at The Maya Kitchen

Chef Gene Gonzalez, one of the well knowned local chef will be demonstrating at The Maya Kitchen this February 6, Saturdat from 9am to 1pm.

A chef-owner of Cafe Ysabel in San Juan at the age of 23, a chef instructor to professional and recreational courses as well. Co-founder of Alta Cocina Filipina, a movement for contemporary Filipino cuisine.

Chef Gene GonzalezA writer, editor as well to a weekly food page of Manila’s major newspapers and authored cookbooks like Little Pinoy Cookbook Series.The Little Adobo Book,The Little Dessert Book, The Little Ensalada Book, The Little Gulay Book, The Little Inihaw Book, The Little Kakanin Book, The Little Merienda Book, The Little Pancit Book, The Little Philippine Bar Book,The Little Pulutan Book, The Little Sabaw Book, The Little Ulam Book, The Little Lumpia Book, The Little Coconut Book, The Little Rice Book, The Little Egg Book, The Little Philippine Bar Book 2, Fundamentals of Cooking and Baking. Co-authored with Jill Sandique, Going East, A Merging of Asian Culinary Styles, Culinary Gems from Old Pampanga and Cocina Sulipeña a book on 19th century recipes from Pampanga.

Chef Gene also finds the time to do food styling, recipe research and development and food consultancies for hotels and restaurants. He is also an authority on wine and coffee.

He pioneered gourmet cooking on local TV and until recently had a show, Gene’s Cuisine on the Lifestyle Network. He writes a weekly column and has published and authored numerous culinary books.

Chef Gene Gonzalez

Chef Gene will be demonstrating to his audience with recipes like:
Adobo del Diablo (Capampangan Adobo) with a deep bronze produced by constant simmering and deglazing of the pan with stock when a crust is formed;

Menudo Sulipeña (Oxtail Stew), slow simmered dish of oxtail, ham and Chorizo Bilbao with a dash of brandy;

Pato Al Caparas (Duck with Capers) is simmered and braised duck with ham, liver and capers; Pasta Juan, chewy and buttery coconut bars; and

Princess Cake – layers of freshly baked butter cake iced with buttercream with peach and strawberry puree and a ‘secret’ dose of Cointreau and coffee.


For more information, log on to or email [email protected] or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108 and mobile Mobile No. 09296796102.

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